Pumpkins are out, leaves are falling, chai lattes are brewing, the humidity is down… what’s not to love about Fall!? No matter if fall isn’t quite the same in Texas as it is back in the Midwest, it’s still my favorite season – pumpkin carving, holiday shopping, Thanksgiving, hearty stews, pumpkin spice everything – could it get any better?
Last weekend, as a mini celebration of the season, we went around to some of my favorite spots to bask in the pumpkin spice and stock up on a few Fall favorites. It might be the only time of the year we actually burn through all of our seasonal scents! What are your Fall favorites?
First up, Trader Joe’s:
* * Tragically, they were out of the Pumpkin Bread I fell in love with last year. Hopefully it’s not discontinued – that stuff is amazing! * *
Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix
At $3.99 a pop, their mix is definitely a winner in my book. They also have a plain chai latte mix, but when have it plain when you can add pumpkin spice!? Just add water, milk, or coffee and mix!
Harvest Blend Herbal Tea
One of my all-time favorite teas year round. It’s like a cider, but even better!
Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle Mix
We might need to buy another box this week…
Pumpkin Pie Spice
For all your cookie/pie needs. Theirs is one of the best blends I’ve found!
Bath and Body Works:
Nourishing Hand Cream
One for the purse and one for the office – you can never be short on hand cream! Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is my favorite scent for Fall, but Golden Autumn Day is a close second – it smells like a field of sunflowers!
Three Wick Candle
We have a couple Yankee candles left from an end of the season sale last year, but we had to pick up a full size of Bath and Body’s Pumpkin Apple. We were given the small sample size as a freebie last year, but even after smelling all their new scents, it was obvious which one we’d be buying this year. It’s the perfect blend of pumpkin and spice, with a hit of sweetness, basically Fall on steroids.
I found these little guys from Target’s dollar section – how cute!
After failing to find a vase I liked, we stumbled upon this beautiful arrangement by our local Michael’s – and at half off! Full of big leaves, berries, and a sparkly pine cone, it was definitely an easy sale.